San Francisco world travelers heading for Mazatlan should be sure to check out the destination’s annual Carnival celebration – the third largest in the world, after only Rio de Janeiro and New Orleans. Attracting over 360,000 tourists and residents, the week is nothing short of spectacular.
Events include fun for the whole family, from the crowning of Carnival royalty to parades showcasing colorful floats along the boardwalk, also known as the Malecon. Each day offers a variety of new activities – from the beach to boardwalk dance parties. As a result, finding time to sleep might be low on the agenda!
But whatever you do, don’t miss Carnival’s inaugural parade -- it's a must-see festive celebration of local art, culture and dance.
World travelers can escape the crowds with a day trip – the region offers a variety of activities only a short drive from Mazatlan . Las Labradas is a top pick for history buffs, with carvings dating back over 4000 years. The more adventurous world travelers should check out snorkeling at Stone Island or zip-lining at Huana Coa.
If you should crave fabulous seafood, then know that you can’t go wrong in Mazatlan. The specialty is shrimp; it’s caught off the coast and is always fresh. If sweets are more appealing, however, then try the chocolate flan at Alaqua or head over to one of the many bakeries in Mazatlan to satisfy your cravings.
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